September is the month most hockey fans associate with the home stretch of the offseason. Training Camps across the league kick into action towards the end of the month, and the new season is just around the corner.
For some players, however, September is an agonizing month centered around scrambling to find a new team for the upcoming season. Those players weren't sought after enough in free agency, and they still find themselves unemployed.
Many, if not most, of them will end up signing Pro Tryout Contracts (PTO) before the season rolls around. Some of them will leave for the European pro game. Some will be forced to retire.
This is a list of the best 15 free agents remaining on the market. We wish these players all the best and hope they all find a new employer before the 2011-12 seasons begins.